Explain (or analyse) how Baz Lurhmann makes 'Romeo and Juliet' interesting for a modern audience. In your answer focus on Shakespeare's dramatic qualities, language and purposes in the 'Prologue' and Act one, Scene One (up to line 97).
To explain how Baz Lurhmann makes 'Rome and Juliet' interesting for a modern audience I have read Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' and watched the 1998 film version of the play directed by Baz Lurhmann. Compared with Shakespeare's stage performance of the play Baz Lurhmann was able to use a variety of different techniques that were not available to Shakespeare, these are critical to make the film comprehensible to a modern audience.
When Shakespeare wrote his play in 1595 it was to be staged in the early seventeenth century at the Globe Theatre, however he was limited in several ways. Firstly the Globe Theatre was open air, this meant that his performance had to contest with the elements meaning a play could be interrupted by bad weather.
As the film version was shot over a period of time, if bad weather interrupted a scene it could be filmed again in better conditions to give the film the best shots, Shakespeare was unable to repeat a scene. Shakespeare was faced with another problem, the limited size of his stage. The area play was to be performed upon was fixed throughout 'Romeo and Juliet', this meant the acting was limited to a small area and the scene in the play could not be set in a large area. This was not a problem for Baz Lurhmann, as the film is not performed in the confinement of a stage. Therefore the film could be filmed anywhere in the world with little limit on the size of his space. Shakespeare also had very few, or...